This weekend, over 40 singers from our Saturday Academy travelled to Princeton, NJ for a special benefit concert with the Princeton Girlchoir, the 10th Annual Children Making a Difference concert.. The concert was held to benefit Comfort Cases, a charity that provides luggage and toiletries to children in the foster care system.
“Children Making a Difference” was founded by Melissa Keylock, Associate Director of the Girlchoir and conductor of two of its choirs. The series has raised over $25,000 for various local charities since the time of its inception. We are proud to announce that the girls of Sister Cities and Princeton raised $2,500 in this year’s concert!
Sister Cities girls had a long and busy but fun day together, starting with rehearsal in the morning, travel to Princeton, rehearsal with the other choirs and some dancing, games, and downtime with the Princeton girls. Teaching Artist Anne Dugan says of the day, “By the time the 7pm concert rolled around I wasn’t sure how much energy our girls would have left. They showed up BIG, both in stage presence and performance and truly inspired the audience and me! I am just so thrilled with how each time they take the stage they up the level of what they are capable of musically AND in reaching an audience! It was a great day. ”
SCG performed “Changes” by Audrey Snyder and “Melodies from Heaven” by Kirk Franklin. Later in the program they joined Princeton Girlchoir in singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, arranged by Dwyer/Ellis.
We are proud of the hard work the girls have put into the preparation of this concert and for their part in raising money and awareness for Comfort Cases.
Watch a snippet of the rehearsal here.
Learn more about Comfort cases here.